Academy Determines ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Ineligible for Best Original Score

Originally considered as a nominee for an Oscar in the category of Best Original Score, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has determined that The Princess and the Frog fails to meet eligibility requirements.

Citing Rule 16, Section II, Paragraph E, the Academy’s Music Branch Executive Committee decided that the film’s soundtrack satisfies the following element, making it ineligible:

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Richard Castle to Pen ‘Heat Wave’ Sequel for Release in September

HEAT WAVE by Richard Castle, star of the hit ABC series “Castle” (Mondays, 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), has been a successful cross-platform collaboration between ABC and Hyperion. Published at the end of September 2009, HEAT WAVE has spent 14 weeks on the New York Times Hardcover bestsellers list, currently holding the #32 position for Sunday, January 17, 2010. Hyperion has gone back to press eight times and now has over 170,000 copies in print. With this great success, a second book from Richard Castle will be published at the end of September 2010.

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ABC Starts Naked Revolution in Primetime in March to Fight Unhealthy Diets in America

Jamie Oliver is here to start a revolution.  The impassioned chef, TV personality and best-selling author is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in this country, where our nation’s children are the first generation not expected to live as long as their parents.  Oliver is inviting viewers to take a stand and change the way America eats, in our home kitchens, schools and workplaces, with the thought-provoking new series, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” debuting FRIDAY, MARCH 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The series is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Fresh One Productions.

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Track List for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Soundtrack Revealed

Buena Vista Records will release two albums capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved books and visionary director Tim Burton.   ALMOST ALICE is a 16-song compilation featuring ALICE IN WONDERLAND’S end credit track “Alice (Underground)” written by Avril Lavigne and produced by Butch Walker.  Danny Elfman composes the score for the original motion picture soundtrack.  Hot Topic will issue an exclusive version of ALMOST ALICE which includes two bonus tracks.  All three albums will be released on March 2, 2010.  ALICE IN WONDERLAND comes to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ on March 5, 2010 (U.S. theaters).

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Vinylmation Artist Signing Event at Walt Disney World, January 29

On January 29, there will be a special signing opportunity to meet with Vinylmation artists who have made recent contributions to the collections. Scheduled to appear are Dan Howard (Urban #3), Maria Clapsis (Urban #3, Wall*E/Eve set)  and Randy Noble (Cinderella 60th Anniversary). The event takes place from 5 pm – 7 pm at the Art of Disney at the Downtown Disney Marketplace.

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Hallmark UK Offers Limited Edition of Disney Video Greeting Cards for Valentine’s Day

Hallmark UK is poised to take the greeting card business to the next level this February when it unveils the UK’s first ever video greeting card. With a limited edition of only 1500, the Valentine’s Day card features a video of five classic Disney romantic moments from films including Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin which plays when the card is opened.

Available at Clintons Cards locations throughout the UK, the video greeting card will retail for a little over $30 US.

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2011 Walt Disney World Marathon Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon is now open.

Entree fees and age minimums are as follows:

Walt Disney World® Marathon – $135 – Ages 18+
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon – $135 – Ages 14+
Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – $310 – Ages 18+
Disney Family Fun Run 5K – $45 – No age requirements
Mickey’s Marathon Kids’ Fest – $10 – Ages 13 and under
Mickey Mile – $25

For more information and to register, visit the official page for the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon

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‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ Launches ‘You’re In The Hot Seat Home Game’ February 8, Offering Over $1.5-Million In Cash Prizes to Home Viewers

Beginning February 8, home viewers of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” will be able to win cash prizes just like the show’s hot seat contestants in the “You’re In The Hot Seat Home Game.” The home game will award Millionaire viewers a total of over $1.5-million in cash prizes and provide them with daily opportunities to win individual prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.

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Tonner Previews 2010 Line of Dolls Featuring Miss Piggy

Tonner has put up a preview of its 2010 line of dolls, two of which are of Miss Piggy.

Piggy goes uptown with Fifth Avenue Pig, a limited edition of 300. Her chic ensemble includes an ultra soft suit set featuring a silky  peplum and back bow, glistening gold buttons, and luscious faux fur collar and cuffs.  Matching faux fur hat, signature pearl necklace, and faux leather pumps also included. The 16″ tall vinyl collectible retails for $169.99.

Also coming is the 2010 Miss Piggy Basic, an open edition for $99.99 each, which can also be viewed on the preview site.

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Adriano Bastos of Sao Paulo, Brazil Takes Win Number Seven at Walt Disney World Marathon

(L-R) KY First Lady Jane Beshear, Penny Chenery, Diane Lane, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Tens of thousands of runners braved the low-30s temperatures this morning as they began their 26.2-mile trek through all four Walt Disney World theme parks this morning.

With a total time of 02:28:08, Brazil’s Adriano Bastos, 31,  captured his seventh win at the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon today. Lisa Mizutani, age 24 from Tsukuba, Japan, was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 02:51:18 and an overall finish of 18th place.

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